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Mgr. Newton to host important meeting

This Thursday Monsignor Keith Newton visits our parish to host a meeting with implications for three distinct groups within the local Ordinariate. Those groups being Pembury, Maidstone and Sevenoaks. This is an open meeting and anyone is very welcome to attend. The talk should appeal to anyone remotely interested in what the Ordinariate and its mission.

The evening begins with Mass according to Divine Worship at 7:30pm. (Members of St. Anselm’s are asked to supply cakes/biscuits for refreshment after Mass). At 8:30pm the Ordinary will give an official welcome before I present the main address, lasting 25 minutes, entitled “What is the point of the Ordinariate?”

Father Nicholas will follow this with a brief explanation of an ancient English concept; the Minster model of parish ministry. For this is the vision on which the three groups are being asked to move forwards. A move that would see Pembury evolve into a mother church to help support the smaller groups in Maidstone and Sevenoaks. And a move to bring our clergy closer together that we might better support one another. It is something I am very excited about. Watch this space…

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  1. Mgr Andrew Burnham

    Hope it goes well. God bless. Fr Andrew

  2. Simon Ellis

    Prayers for this venture Ed

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